Casey Abblitt


Position: APA Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

  • Qualifications:
  • Awarded title of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist 2015
  • Masters of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy 2015
  • Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy 2013
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) 2006
  • Sports physiotherapist & high-performance appointments include:
  • Volleyball Australia 2018 – 2021
  • Basketball Australia 2016 – 2021
  • Canberra Gunners 2016 – 2021
  • World University Games 2019
  • Commonwealth Games 2018
  • Oceania Rugby 2018
  • Canberra Cavalry 2017
  • NBA Games 2017
  • Netball Australia Centre of Excellence 2014
  • Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence 2014

Casey graduated with honours from La Trobe University in 2006 and has worked in private practice, developmental and elite sports since. While working in Melbourne, Casey was involved in the Youth Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Games and Pacific School Games and worked as team physiotherapist across a number of sporting codes including soccer for the Victorian Institute of Sport and Football Federation Victoria National Training Centre. She also worked as physiotherapist for Tasmanian National netball teams.

In 2014, Casey moved to Canberra for a position at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) working with the Basketball Australia and Netball Australia Centre of Excellence programs. During this time, she was also lucky enough to work with a variety of other National Sporting Organisations such as gymnastics, water polo, athletics, and volleyball.

Since leaving the AIS, Casey has traveled internationally with Netball Australia, Basketball Australia, and Volleyball Australia, worked with a variety of snow sports injuries at Thredbo and been a sports physiotherapist at the 2016 Alice Springs Masters Games. She continued to contract with Basketball Australia and worked for the NBA at the recent 2017 NBA Academy Games.

Continuing her interest in the high-performance arena, Casey worked with Canberra Gunners in basketball and Canberra Cavalry in baseball. She worked as a national team physiotherapist at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the World University Games in Naples, Italy in 2019.

Casey returned to the AIS in 2018, worked for Volleyball Australia with the Centre of Excellence and national team athletes, travelling internationally with the Women’s Volleyroos. Throughout this time, Casey continued her involvement with Basketball Australia both domestically and internationally.

In 2021, Casey made the change from elite sport to the high-performance area of defence, where she enjoyed adapting sports science and sports exercise principles to support the equally demanding performance requirements of serving members. Casey has also maintained her interest in injury prevention research, working on a joint project between the University of Sydney and the NBA to investigate ankle sprain injuries in the NBA. Since moving to Wagga Wagga at the start of the year, Casey has been enjoying the opportunity to work with Matt and the team at Body Dynamics Health in supporting patients to achieve their own personal health and fitness goals.